When I was invited to review Les Miserable at QPAC, let’s just say my “plus one ticket” was in hot demand. It was so hot I almost gave up my ticket and let the top two contenders sit together. I am so glad I didn’t miss out though as I thoroughly enjoyed the musical.
My perfect date for the evening was my father. Dad was the person who introduced me to musicals when I was a small child. I still recall him taking me to a local theatre production when I was 10 or 12 years old. It was Pirates of Penzance and I have loved Musicals ever since.
Les Miserables Brisbane production had the most amazing set with breathtaking music to match. The cast are exemplary, the scenes well rehearsed and acted out and might I say there were a tear or two from the audience at the most heartbreaking moments.
The show is known for its length and the Brisbane one was no different. Plot points seemed rush to accommodate most of the story but what can you do? There didn’t seem anything that could have been removed that would have not altered the storyline. It’s something to keep in mind though if you are booking babysitters! If you’re lucky enough to have somewhere for the kids to stay I would say make a night of it and stay over or grab a theatre/hotel package.
The set has a building with some scenes one storey high so even the nosebleed seats can get a good view. There was only one or two times when I had to lean forward in my seat to see something at the front.
Tickets starts as low as $55 and can be purchased at QPAC.
The official write up can be seen here
The musical phenomenon Les Misérables, is now playing at the Lyric Theatre QPAC until 17 January 2016.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Mis is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit that has become one of the most popular musicals in history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs such as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, and One Day More, Les Mis has been seen by over 70 million people, won over 125 awards and is still breaking box office records around the world.
Cameron Mackintosh‘s acclaimed new production will leave you awestruck, featuring glorious new staging and dazzling reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.